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Friday 26 July 2013

Alumni: Declan Edwards

BA (Hons) Football Studies and Business graduate Declan Edwards has secured a full-time post in the United States as Marketing Director and Youth Coach at New York Premier Soccer.

Based in upstate New York, Declan is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy, press and PR, as well as player recruitment, scouting and coaching.

Having traveled from the Republic of Ireland to study at Solent, Declan praised the preparation that he received during his time on the degree:

“Thanks to the Football Studies and Business degree, its staff, and the extensive networking available during the course, I was able to land my ideal job coming straight out of University. Not only did the course provide me with the football and business related education needed to successfully apply for my role, it also allowed me to gain practical experience and employment in various different parts of the industry which led to opportunities both in England and abroad. As a result of the course, I was also able to acquire a diverse and well-rounded set of transferable skills that will make me a more employable candidate in the future.”